The Only Thing Worth Looking Back in 2020

Hi! How are you holding up?

I’ve been busy these past few months so it took me a while to craft another article which I know not everyone will give a f**k about. But hey, it’s my blog so let me just tell you a story before this year ends – whether you like it or not.

I always had this superstition that I keep in myself that 2020 would be a good year as I find the numbers amusing. The zero signifies eternity. It is written in a circular motion and the stroke always ends upwards which to me brings a positive belief that this year would bring about good fortune. I don’t know. Maybe it was just me being superstitious or maybe you also had the same feeling. Haven’t you?

Three hundred and fifty days later, I realized that I was wrong. This year is the exact opposite of what I hoped it to be. COVID-19 happened and the world has been turned upside down. Businesses closing down for good, people losing their jobs, thousands of death, millions of infected. Kobe died, Chadwick Boseman, too. I had a toothache. You name it.

But when my hopes for this year were almost lost, God reminded me how beautiful life is, amidst the situation. The quarantine made me realize about the things that matter, and the beauty of families sticking together.

When I thought that my life was just as boring as staring at the computer all day long, God gave me a whole new perspective. A horizon that is full of joy and excitement. A new responsibility to embrace. And a new opportunity to make myself better.

Almost everything about 2020 seems so forgettable. Almost.

But God gave me and my wife something someone to cherish forever. He gave us our firstborn.

To some, it was just a blessing. But for us, it was everything.

This post is just a gentle reminder that whatever the adversity this year has brought upon, there is always something to be thankful for, to look forward to, or maybe something worth looking back to. For me, it is the gift of family. How about you?

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